Gill Cummins: Gone Home

I have some very sad news that our ADCIT and GSL of 339th Gill Cummins sadly died this weekend following a short illness due to coronavirus. All our prayers must go to her and her family at this sad time. She will be sadly missed by us all in NT and GME for her work in supporting young people and Leaders in Scouting. She has now Gone Home.
Alan Chairman NT.

250th Manchester Cub Pack Presentation Evening

On Thursday evening the 250 th Manchester Cub Pack held their last meeting of 2019 at their headquarters on Ellen Street, Droylsden. During the evening, Andrew Morton, the District Commissioner, presented the Cubs with lots of Activity Award Badges. Badges included the Entertainer, Nights Away, 1 and 2, gardener, Swimmer stage 1, Community Impact Awareness, Joining in, Road Safety, Home Help and Local Knowledge.

Andrew also invested four new Cub Scouts into the Pack.
Two Cub Scouts were awarded the Chief Scout Silver Award, which is the
highest award that a Cub Scout can achieve while in the Cub Scout Section,
before moving onto the Scout Section. They also had to complete a number of Challenge Awards to achieve the Silver Award, these included Disability
Awareness Challenge, Skills Challenge, Outdoor Challenge, Personal Challenge, Teamwork Challenge.

The two Cubs Amber and Cassidy said they enjoyed completing the awards and learned many skills that helped them to enjoy life.

Danielle Ives, the Cub Scout Leader, said she was very proud of all the work
they had done over the past year. Andrew said the achievements of the Cubs reflected well on the Leaders and Parents, who encouraged the Cubs to achieve such high standards.

NTScouts receive Thank You certificates for Volunteers Week

Scouts from North Tameside District (Ashton and Droylsden) joined in the celebrations and recruitment of 2019. The celebration took place at with the help of an Action Together grant on the 1st of June in which over 40 people attended of which 24 were Scout people who received Thank You certificates from the District Chairman Alan Fish. There were 14 visitors and 3 people asked about joining Scouting. Following the presentations, Alan Fish went on to say that Scouting could not survive without all the Scouting volunteers who spend many hours helping young people to be better citizens in all our differing communities. We must not forget the many support volunteers as well, who help make Scout groups work, with fundraising, management of a HQ, and many other roles behind the scenes of a Scout group. We must thank them all for the tremendous work and the many hours some Volunteers do, even though they were told It’s only 2 hours a week.

The roles can be as low as 2 hours a month, we also have a SAS (Support Active Scouts) Unit not the ones with parachutes, but just help out now and again when they have time to fit a bit of Scouting in. Scouting is very short of adult Leaders and Supporters in the North Tameside district of 10 Beavers colony’s, 10 Cub packs, 8 Scout troops, 5 Explorer units, 1 Network unit, 4 Support units and 13 Management teams they are short of 77 Leaders and Support Volunteers. If you would like to help Scouting as a Leader or just helping out at a group click here to call in at any of the open nights held at each Scout group. If you would like some information about joining Scouting, contact Alan